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Seconds: The Flashback Loop Andthe Posthumous Voice

C. Scott Combs

in Deathwatch: American Film, Technology, and the End of Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163477
eISBN:
9780231538039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163477.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how the film's voice-over narrator—that tenured, disembodied, offscreen speaker who reorders and repeats the past to render its inevitable outcome intelligible—spins dying in a ... More


Drawing Lines and Crossing Borders: Musical Climates, the Diegetic-Nondiegetic Border, and Voice-Over Narration

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Chapter 2 explores the deployment of musical works and styles as settings within and across his films. Music marks various dramatic climates and tracks the progress of characters. The impact of a ... More


History and Anti‐History

Adele Reinhartz

in Jesus of Hollywood

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195146967
eISBN:
9780199785469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146967.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter looks closely at the various techniques by which the Jesus movies stake their claim to historicity. These techniques include introductory scrolled texts, voice-over narration, and, more ... More


The Destabilization of the Fabula

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

There is a wide consensus among filmmakers and theorists that one of the most important phenomena in the postwar period is the spread of stories fusing human acts, represented in narratives, with the ... More


The Heart Still Wants What it Wants: Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Peter J. Bailey

in The Reluctant Film Art of Woody Allen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167190
eISBN:
9780813167862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167190.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Of his twenty-first-century releases, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger are his most consistently satirical films, and although both were met with highly mixed reviews, ... More


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